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Diversity at DuluxGroup
- Average rating for Diversity, based on 8 reviews9.2 / 10
Please provide further information on diversity with respect to women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. Please comment on issues such as recruitment, retention, promotion, child care, maternity leave, etc.
Our business has a 70 - 30 split men - women in our business and most of the senior positions are white men in their 40-50's, there is also some stigma around being 'old enough' to hold certain positions. I believe most of this is a legacy of the past 20 or so years and they are actively trying to diversify, bullying is not tolerated here and I believe the culture is to accept everyone and respect their views, there is a part of our contract that we sign to not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, religion, ethics etc. More women have joined the organisation, especially in senior business roles in the last few years - so this is positive change rather than the legacy. There are examples of relatively young people managing large portfolios in senior roles, as long as they have the right skills, knowledge and experience. They are well supported.
Everyone is accepted and given equal opportunity at DuluxGroup. Women are supported to return to work following family leave.
The company shows a very diverse recruiting strategy. With our new manufacturing facility we have all kinds of backgrounds and even embrace 'special' days in other cultures such as recently 'Diwali' Festival and 'Eid'.
What does your company do to attract applicants from less privileged backgrounds?
The company advertises very broadly and focuses more on character traits/attitude and motivations rather than formal experiences/qualifications.
Dulux takes on people from many cultural backgrounds